(CNN) - Two-term Gov. Butch Otter has won the Republican primary in Idaho, narrowly beating out tea party challenger state Sen. Russ Fulcher.
That would be the "cowboy" beating the "normal guy."
(CNN) - Conservative voters in Idaho were expecting a choice between the Republican establishment favorite and a Tea Party challenger.
Instead, they were treated to a master class in absurdity.
(CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican caucuses in Idaho, CNN projects.
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Idaho Falls, Idaho (CNN) - In a speech to his largest audience in recent memory Thursday, Mitt Romney pledged that he would never embarrass the American people in the White House.
That assurance - which the campaign previously deployed against Newt Gingrich in Iowa - appeared to be a veiled swipe against the Republican presidential slate at large.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum seemed slightly out of the loop Tuesday over when his own tax returns would be released, saying he thought they may have already been out.
"They should be out soon. I thought they were actually coming out today," Santorum told reporters at a campaign stop in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
(CNN) - How much power do individual states have to block implementation of the new health care reform law?
A lot, if the governor of Idaho has his way.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Freshman Rep. Walt Minnick of Idaho is the latest House Democrat to distance himself from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying he hasn't decided if he would back Pelosi again for speaker.
"I'm going to have to see who's running," Minnick responded when asked whether he supports Pelosi.
But Minnick also seemed to send a signal he will consider a change in the leadership lineup even if Democrats retain the majority but lose House seats, saying " when a party loses seats, that leads to leadership changes."
[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/21/art.capitolbldg4.gi.jpg caption =" The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day."]Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:
Idaho 1st – Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick seeks a 2nd term
Primary: May 25
Location: Western Idaho
Days until Election Day: 67
(CNN) - At first glance, the race for Idaho's 1st district looks like it should be virtually unwinnable for a Democratic candidate in 2010. Idaho, some of the most Tea Party movement-friendly terrain in the nation, is solidly Republican at the presidential level; no Democrat has won here since Lyndon Johnson's 1964 bid.
The panhandle area of the state, which has traditionally been its most Democratic territory, has trended more Republican in recent years. And Rep. Walt Minnick - the first Democrat to win a congressional race here since 1992 - won that seat in a squeaker two years ago, edging past incumbent Republican Rep. Bill Sali 51-49 percent.
But Minnick - who defied the odds in 2008, winning a string of counties that backed John McCain over Barack Obama - seems poised to confound expectations yet again.